Egyptian Film Festival at Tennessee State Museum

Can you really call something a film festival if it’s only screening two movies? Ah, who knows, but who really cares, the Tennessee State Museum is screening two movies for free this Saturday!

They’re showing Cleopatra and Cleopatra. Confused? As you may have guessed by now, there has been more than one movie made titled Cleopatra, and today you have the opportunity to see two of them sans cost. First up at 10:15am it’s Cecil B. DeMille’s 1934 version of Cleopatra starring Claudette Colbert, and then at 12:30pm they’ll move to the 1963 epic production of Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison. See one, see both, they’re about the same historical figure so there will probably be some plot similarities (surprise!) but if they’re showing them back to back like that I imagine that there’s something worth seeing in both of them.

If they wanted to play movies about Egypt it kinda makes you wonder why they didn’t pick The Mummy, right? I’m joking. Well, half joking, I love that movie. Haters can hate, but The Mummy was awesome.

Again, and as usual, I digress. Here’s the schedule:

  • 10:15am – Cleopatra (1934)
  • 12:30pm – Cleopatra (1963)

Beware of any curses!



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